Supplemented with quotes and engaging articles from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, The Middle Eastern American Experience shines a spotlight on Middle Eastern Americans and their many exciting contributions to U.S. society. From artists and athletes to military and political leaders, Middle Eastern Americans enrich American life. Writers such as Khalil Gibran and Naomi Shihab Nye offer eye-opening glimpses into their lives and cultural history. Football great Doug Flutie and tennis star Andre Agassi climbed to the topmost ranks of professional sports. Artists such as Frank Zappa and Paula Abdul have enriched the U.S. musical landscape, while actors Jamie Farr, Tony Shalhoub, and Natalie Portman excel in television and film. Leaders such as Ralph Nader, John Abizaid, and Donna Shalala influence U.S. political, military, and educational life. Read this informative title to learn more about how Middle Eastern Americans contribute to the United States' cultural mosaic, enriching our nation with a wide range of traditions, customs, and life experiences.